Bundeena to Marley Beach

4 hrs 30 mins

12.7 km Return

417 m

Moderate track
Going from the small town of Bundeena, to one of the largest beaches in the Royal National Park, this walk has great views of the Coast as it heads south through the heath and along the rockshelf. The walk then descends to Marley Beach, which offers the opportunity to swim and explore the lagoon, before heading back to Bundeena. On a sunny day this track is a pure delight.

Maps for the Bundeena to Marley Beach walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series 91294N PORT HACKING NSW-91294N
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the Bundeena to Marley Beach bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bundeena to Marley Beach

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 12.7 km
Time 4 hrs 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


3.5km of this walk has short steep hills and another 2.4km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (470m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

4.3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.6km follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (450m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 3.9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 2.4km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 3.9km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 2.4km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 6km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 4.6km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.7km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Bundeena to Marley Beach walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Bundeena to Marley Beach walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Bundeena to Marley Beach walk starts and ends at the Bundeena Ferry Wharf (gps: -34.082703, 151.15107)
Your transport options to Bundeena Ferry Wharf are by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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Ferry. (get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/btmb

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)